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Visiting and exploring Mostar and Herzegovina 4 cities including Konjic, Jablanica, Počitelj and Blagaj as a day tour from Sarajevo is truly the best way to fulfil your Bosnian holiday.
This UNESCO based tour is undoubtedly the best way to plunge into experiencing region of Herzegovina and its amazingly beautiful scenery, as well as understanding its fascinating cultural diversity and mind provoking history.
Departure Times Daily at 8 AM.
Pickup Locations Tour departs once a day from Funky Tours office. If you need pickup please let us know in advance.
Activity Note: The tour is adapted to all ages and is not physically demanding. Due to the distance of the locations, we use vehicles during the tour.
Meet our team at the office or your preferred pickup location. Your guide will help you experience all cultural, historical, natural diversity of Herzegovina most beautiful cities and will make sure no questions remain unanswered, even of personal nature, so don’t refrain from sharing your thoughts and opinions at any moment of time.
Morning ride will take us through interesting suburbs of Sarajevo and areas of central Bosnia until we pass Ivan mountain and enter Herzegovina region. As soon as in Herzegovina, we’ll start descending, as region of Herzegovina is generally on lower altitudes and is totally different climate, so you’ll notice dramatic natural environment change.
First stop of the day is short visit to old part of Konjic town. Unique, prehistorically inhabited, famous for 17th century 6-arch Old Bridge, looming over turquoise Neretva river, usually very sunny place, is day’s perfect start. Standing at WW2’s last day, during the Nazi withdrawal, destroyed bridge, we learn the story of the “monument to human stupidity”, mystery of Tito’s Bunker, famousness of white water rafting at upper Neretva region and glacier Boracko Lake, and few other stories before we continue our way.
>Konjic Old Bridge – Crossroad between Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ride continues by passing large, dammed but very beautiful Jablaničko lake, with short stop at Jablanica where we learn WW2 story of “Neretva Battle” and “sniff” into the way how our greatest delicacy, famous roasted lamb on the spit is made.
Views of Jablaničko lake and regions of Prenj mountain are simply breathtaking and will make you wanna stop and breathe those in.
>Jablanica bridge destroyed during the WW2 famous Neretva battle
Then we continue through some really amazing parts of Neretva river canyon, telling the unique stories of Herzegovina, before we arrive to our second stop – Počitelj.
Stunningly nested above Neretva river, visit to Počitelj (“Počivati” – Bos.”to rest in peace”), easy uphill, one hour long walking activity, accompanied with a stories of town’s development and strategic importance during its 600+ year long written history and visit to most important sites such as Hajji Alija Mosque, Clock Tower and Gavrankapetanovic tower, IS A MUST, for anyone passing through or near Herzegovina region.
Unique, medieval, Ottoman era glorified, present day Ottoman-Mediterranean style designed fortress – town Počitelj, is one of the very few urban ensembles in Bosnia and Herzegovina preserved in their integrity to the present times.
In the end of the walk we take some time for locally grown fresh lemonade or Bosnian coffee if you prefer 🙂
>Pocitelj town overlooking Neretva river – Herzegovina
After Počitelj, we keep going, and after short ride arrive to Blagaj.
Blagaj town is home to Buna river spring – Europe’s most beautiful, most powerful, clean and drinkable karst river spring, settled beneath few hundred meters high rock. Water comes out of quite large but stunningly deep cave, which springs amazing 43 cubic meters of water per second. Can you imagine this?
Just next to the spring, under the rock, is home to Blagaj Tekke – Dervish house, dating most likely pre or early Ottoman era from early 16th century, as unique sacral-residential example of Islamic architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Visiting this complex and learning more about Dervish life in Herzegovina as important part of our history is, MUST DO.
For Muslim travellers “Tekija” is place where prayers are hosted 5 times a day and can be attended if wanted.
As we finish visit to “Blagajska Tekija” and “Izvor rijeke Bune” we stay there for bit longer. It is time for lunch. Due to famousness and cleanliness of Buna river the most important thing to taste in Blagaj today is local trout. That is why we don’t leave the place before we offer our guests to try locally prepared trout on “Blagaj Way”, enjoying amazing scenery of Buna river spring and Dervish house next to it. Vegetarians don’t worry, we have solutions for you as well 🙂
Lunch is not included in the price, so plan some 8 to 10 EUR extra for the lunch.
>Blagaj River Spring and Dervish House
Later only, 15 minute further it is time for Mostar experience which is the most important jewel on our “Herzegovina Necklace” day trip.
As soon as we arrive to Mostar we start our walking tour which will cover most important sites and locations in Mostar.
We focus at Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar and Old Town, but offer stories of Mostar’s uniqueness, in regard to historical and cultural diversity.
Story of Mostar will be about the Bridge, it’s rise and fall, and how it had risen again. You will learn about Siege of Mostar, about why it is called Mostar, about “Mostarians”. We recreate Mostar for you and with you.
In Mostar, if preferred, we give our guests free time to explore on their own as we simply do not like to “hold a candle all the way”.
Sunsets are amazing time in Mostar, so we’ll have drink at place overlooking the bridge panorama and discuss more about everything we did today.
When Mostar is done, it is time to go back to Sarajevo, and it will take us around two hours ride before we are “home”.
The reason why, during this day tour, we prefer to arrive to Mostar around 3 or 4 pm and then explore Mostar, is because in the afternoon most of the day tours and big groups passing through Mostar are already gone, so we get to have Mostar for ourselves for maximised experience.
On the way back we can make another break for those desiring to try famous roasted lamb at Jablanica. We expect to be in Sarajevo around 7 pm, so better don’t plan too many things that evening as days can be quite long sometime.
>Mostar old bridge during the sunset
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Highly recommend Funky Tours!
I did this tour and the half-day Siege tour. Highly recommend both! Everyone at Funky Tours was super helpful and went above and beyond. Saudin was our guide for this tour and I could not have asked for a better guide.
Such a wonderful experience!
Funky Tours rock
Our amazing tour guide Omer took us to a restaurant by a picturesque cliff with a medieval Dervish house at the source of a spring. The taste of grilled trout and some top-quality Bosnian wine will remain with me all my life.
Warm , friendly and reliable experience – Multiple tours
My friends and I had used services of Funky Tour during our short vacation in Bosnia
The tours we booked were
1) Sarajevo War Tunnel Tour
2) Mostar Day Tour + Kravice falls
3) Travnik, Jajce & Pliva Lakes With Central Bosnia
4) East Bosnia and West Serbia Day Tour
For First tour we had Taib as our guide along with Faris driving the van.
The tour was well done , therefore we booked the second tour while in the van itself.
Needless to say our Mostar trip was also a success with same guide & driver , so we booked the Travnik tour with them.
This time we had Arna , who turned out to be equally good and she bonded easily with the girls.
The last tour was with Haris, another charming fellow and an equally good guide.
On the whole we unanimously agreed that selecting Funky Tours was one of the best decisions we had ever taken, and one of the best experiences we have had with a tour agency.
Needless to say it was an memorable trip majorly thanks to Funky tours, what really made the trip special was the warmth and friendliness of the guides and staff of Funky Tours.
The staff with whom we interacted were all down to earth, accommodating, friendly and always happy to help be it endless stops for photos or extra time at a place or even helping us buy Bosnian sweets without getting ripped off. All these were done without impression or indication that they were looking for tips, but were really genuine heartfelt gestures.
A big shout out to Taib, Arna , Haris , Faris and not to forget Ema
Amazing tour guides
We had fantastic tour guides who gave us the option to stick to the schedule or adjust the schedule so we could visit more places with slightly less time in each place. We were even able to stop at a local market outside of Mostar.
The tour guides were knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Highly recommend! I cannot rate them highly enough.
Fantasic! Top Notch!
My friend and I used Sarajevo Funky Tours for a tour to Medjugorje, Mostar, Blagaj, Kravice waterfalls, and a few other stops. The initial tour communication was quick and professional. The actual tour itself was a fantastic all day adventure! Out guide, Arna, was extremely knowledgeable, personable, intelligent, and friendly. She is so much more than a tour guide- she has the insight, history, experience, and love of BiH to make really astute and interesting conversation. It wasn’t just superficial or rote memorization from a guidebook. She knows the places, people, and culture. Furthermore, she was flexible with what we wanted to see and spend time visiting and offered suggestions for future adventures. I would absolutely recommend this company and I look forward to booking another excursion with them.